[D7903ZLM], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 2nd, 1879

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Title

[D7903ZLM], Letter from Edward Hibberd Johnson to Thomas Alva Edison, December 2nd, 1879

Editor's Notes

New chalk telephones arrived and when tested they "belched right out." If they remain OK, must ship more by every steamer in lots of 40 or 50, plus switchboards. Summarizes discussions with C Roosevelt about telephone consolidations. Brit PO (Preece) takes action solely against Edison Teleph for infringement to make it "pull the chestnuts out of the fire for the Bell Coy." May be able to show that Preece wanted TAE telephone then broke faith. Gouraud incurred no expense forming English teleph co & gave EHJ share of franchise profits; will have expenses in Glasgow. [Long letter, but thorough overview of English situation.]

Date

1879-12-02

Decade

1870-1879

Type

Folder/Volume ID

D7903-F

Microfilm ID

49:533

Document ID

D7903ZLM

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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